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Comfort Food Spotlight: Okayu and Zosui

There are many ways to enjoy Japanese rice porridge, whether you're feeling sick or just hoping to warm up after being in the cold. By adding things such as meat, eggs, and vegetables, you can make a hearty and filling meal out of simple ingredients.

Ultimate Guide to Osechi Ryori

Osechi ryori is a celebratory meal in Japan, enjoyed during the New Year holiday and shared with family. The foods that comprise osechi ryori each have its own meaning and symbolism, many representing health, wealth, and happiness for the new year.

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Ginger Pork Shogayaki

Recipe & Video: Ginger Pork Shogayaki

Soy sauce, mirin, and sake mixed in the golden ratio are the key to the secret sauce behind this yummy and authentic Ginger Pork Shogayaki. Learn how to make this quick and easy dish at home with our recipe and video.

Simmered Daikon with Soboro

Recipe & Video: Simmered Daikon with Soboro

Make an authentic Japanese simmered daikon radish with chicken soboro using our handy recipe. This dashi-broth-infused dish is simple yet elegant and packs a lot of flavor, making it perfect as a side or main dish for many different occasions.

Edamame Kiritanpo

Recipe & Video: Edamame Kiritanpo

Freshly harvested edamame beans meet the crispy goodness of deep fried rice in this classic traditional Japanese food recipe from the Akita prefecture of Japan. Make some today with our easy-to-follow recipe and video!

Chicken Tsukune

Recipe & Video: Chicken Tsukune

Skewered grilled chicken covered in Teriyaki sauce is the perfect dish for everything from afternoon barbecues to formal dinners, and our easy-to-follow chicken tsukune recipe and video has everything you need to make it at home!

Tonjiru Pork Soup

Recipe & Video: Tonjiru Pork Soup

Combining flavorful ingredients like pork belly and shiitake mushrooms with classic Japanese seasonings like mirin and dashi, this hearty tonjiru soup will delight friends and family when you whip it up in your home kitchen.

Shio Kombu & Tofu Salad

Recipe & Video: Shio Kombu & Tofu Salad

Ready for the ultimate easy to make nutrition-packed vegetarian meal yet? Then let's make this Shio Kombu tofu salad! This heart-healthy and flavorful salad is a versatile dish that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes.

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Different Kinds of Umeboshi

Different Kinds of Umeboshi

Umeboshi is a traditional food in Japan enjoyed as a snack or as part of a meal. The different kinds of fermented ume plums are mostly sour and salty and deliver quite a flavor!

What is Inaniwa Udon

What is Inaniwa Udon?

Inaniwa udon is a different type of udon noodle and is one of Japan's best regional dishes. Made using a centuries-old recipe, Inaniwa udon was also once given as a gift to the Shogun each year.

Okura & Black Sesame Salad

Recipe & Video: Okura & Black Sesame Salad

Eating healthy does not have to be boring. Packed with minerals and antioxidants yet sporting a rich flavor, this black sesame and okra salad is a nutritionally charged appetizer or side dish that also tastes so delicious.

What is Amazake

What is Amazake?

Amazake is a Japanese beverage known as sweet sake, and it is packed with vitamins and nutrients. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, all-year-round.

Black Sesame Macaron

Recipe & Video: Black Sesame Macaron

With a creamy green tea filling and nutty black sesame, this macaron combines the best of east and west into a delightful treat unlike anything else on earth. Make them right in your home kitchen with our easy to follow recipe and video.